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KPMG appoints 17 new legal partners

KPMG Australia has appointed 74 new partners and executive directors in the last year, 17 of whom join the deals, tax and legal division of the firm.

user iconLauren Croft 06 July 2021 Big Law
KPMG appoints 17 new legal partners
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Since July 1 2020, KPMG has bolstered its Australian offices with the promotion of 54 partners, as well as 20 appointments from outside the firm. Thirty-eight per cent of the new partners are also female, with the firm exceeding its 2016 gender diversity target of 30 per cent women in partnership.

Twelve of the new legal partners were elevated from positions within KPMG, with the remaining five being recruited from other organisations.

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Chief executive Gary Wingrove said that the new appointments would both be good for the firm and support their clients’ needs post-pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation and changed the way our clients work and do business. Our new partner line-up reflects how we are supporting our clients to grow and adapt to the changing world,” he said.

“We continue to focus on attracting and retaining the best people with diverse skill sets and experience. Most of our new partners over the past 12 months were internal promotions, demonstrating our commitment to developing and progressing our people in their careers. I’d like to congratulate all those who have been promoted, and welcome those who have recently joined the firm.”

The new partners within KPMG’s deals, tax and legal team are Denis Larkin, James Arnott, Katrina Piva, Kelly Chong, Linda Blore, Lisa Butler Beatty, Louis Bevilacqua, Louise Skilbeck, Matt Ervin, Philip Jones-Hope, Thomas Lord, Wendyn Robinson, Yang Yang, Alex Patrick, Gabby Burcul, Jason McQuillen and Tony Moussa.

KPMG’s management consulting division has the largest number of appointments, with 20 new partners, followed by audit, assurance and risk consulting with 17 new partners, as well as 12 new partners joining the firm’s mid-market enterprise division, five joining the internal business services team, two partners joining the innovations, solutions and ventures group and one joining the specialist and high growth business team.

This news follows the release of a new report released by KPMG in collaboration with World Commerce and Contracting, which surveyed executives from across the globe for the report, which showed that almost 90 per cent said their contracting processes were ineffective and fragmented.

Lauren Croft

Lauren Croft

Lauren is a journalist at Lawyers Weekly and graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from Macleay College. Prior to joining Lawyers Weekly, she worked as a trade journalist for media and travel industry publications and Travel Weekly. Originally born in England, Lauren enjoys trying new bars and restaurants, attending music festivals and travelling. She is also a keen snowboarder and pre-pandemic, spent a season living in a French ski resort.

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